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Friday, 11th August 2017

Bikes, beer and Drogheda Pride – it’s all happening this weekend in Drogheda

What's On

Balloons are released at Millmount this afternoon at the launch of Drogheda Pride Festival.

Friday August 11th

Drogheda Chamber of Commerce Social Night – in the d Hotel 6 pm. Meet Up, Network & Relax,early bird tickets members €20 non members €25. Proceeds to St John’s Ambulance, Drogheda unit. 

Comedy Family Magic Show – Magician Jamie Skelton in Duleek Courthouse 7 pm €5. 

Exhibition Opening – Indigo Artists exhibition at Listoke House, Ballymackenny Rd. 7 pm

Six Course Tasting Menu Evening – Locally produced food products in Scholar’s Townhouse Hotel 7 pm €45.

Robert Mizzell Live – City North Hotel + country DJ Dancing 9 -1 €15 

 

Saturday August 12th

Open Week Men’s Singles – Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club 8 am – 2pm sponsored by Victor Dwyer Shoes

Drogheda Open Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm

Drogheda Pride Festival – Breakfast in Stockwell Artisan Foods 10 am – 2pm

Rally of Lugh Long Arm Festival – Motor Cycle Ride Out taking in all of the local heritage sites. Departs Millmount

Car Wash – In aid of Clogherhead Lifeboat – Lifeboat Station 11am – 5 pm

Open Week Mixed Pairs Golf - Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club 2 pm

Drogheda Pride Festival Family Fun Day – Face Painting, Games, Movie on big screen – The Barbican Centre 1 pm Free

Tour of Hill of Slane – Departs from car park at entrance 2 pm

Jack Cody’s Brewery Tour – See how beer is brewed, beer & food tasting – Jack Cody’s Brewery, Boyne Business Park 3 pm – 4pm €5 

Rally of Lugh Long Arm Festival Music Stage – Black & White Thatched Inn (Dolly Mitchells), Rossin . First act 3 pm Final Act Irish Rock Legends 10 pm €5 

Martial Arts - Battle of the Boyne - no-gi open-weight grand-prix 2017 – Barbican Centre 6pm €25

Gaelic Football – Louth Senior Champioship – St Joseph’s v St Marys – Dunleer 7 pm

Culture Vultures Evening in Beaulieu House – Hosted by Tony Clayton Lea with Colm Keegan (poet) Marlene Enright ( singer- songwriter) Alice Maher Artist .Bus leaves Highlanes Gallery 7.30 pm €25 (includes glass of wine & bus). 

Drogheda Pride Festival – Music & Craic with Paul Ryder, ringmaster of Drag Race + drag queens & DJ McHugh’s the Venue 8 pm.

 

Sunday August 13th

Open Week Mens Foreball Golf - Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club

Go Kart Racing – Tullyallen Kart Club racing at Whiteriver Kart Track, Collon 8 am – 5 pm

Drogheda Men’s Shed Open Day – Men’s Shed, Donore Road Industrial Estate (opposite Lidl) 10 am – 5 pm

East Meath Cycle 2017 – 45k- 70k-100k in aid of Motor Neurone Association departs St Patrick’s GFC, Stamullen 10 am. 

Farmers Market  Organic producers and craft stalls in Sonairte Centre, Laytown 11 am

Tour of Hill of Slane – Departs from car park at entrance 2 pm

Rally of Lugh Long Arm Festival Bike Parade – A parade of bikers attending the festival through the streets of Drogheda 2 pm

Drive In Bingo – In aid of Duleek –Bellewstown GFC – Bellewstown Racecourse 3 pm

Rally of Lugh Long Arm Festival Music Stage – Black & White Thatched Inn (Dolly Mitchells), Rossin . First act 3 pnm Final Act The Rubber Plants 8 pm €5 

Gaelic Football – Louth Junior Championship- Westerns v Lannleire 5.30 pm Glyde Rangers v Stabannon Parnells 7.30 pm Drogheda GAA Grounds.

 

Monday August 14th – 17th

Drogheda Town Walk – Walking tour of historic Drogheda. Departs from Drogheda Tourist Office at 2 pm Adults €5 Seniors & Children €3

 

Friday August 18th

Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm

Drogheda Town Walk – Walking tour of historic Drogheda. Departs from Drogheda Tourist Office at 2 pm Adults €5 Seniors & Children €3

Social Dance – Music by Mickey the Butcher in Drumshallon Forge, Ballymackenny 8 pm – 11.30 pm €10.

 

Saturday August 19th

Ditch the Duvet Dawn Chorus – Celebration in song of the sun & national monuments – Bru na Boinne Visitoe Centre 7.30 am Free

Francis Ledwidge Exhibition – exhibition on the life and poetry of the Slane poet in Bru na Boinne Centre 9am – 6 pm Free

Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm

Poetry Reading – The poems of Francis Ledwidge in the Ledwidge Museum, Janeville, Slane 1 pm Free.

 

Sunday August 20th

Free Guided Tours of Old Mellifont Abbey – 10 am – 5 pm

Farmers Market  Organic producers and craft stalls in Sonairte Centre, Laytown 11 am

Military Living History Displays – Cavalry charges & musket firing in Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre 11 am and every hour on the hour until 5 pm Free

Vintage Day – Dunleer Vintage Society Trashing Display, Live Music, Dog Show – Drumshallon Forge, Ballymackenny 12 noon – 5 pm

Tour of Hill of Slane – Departs from car park at entrance 2 pm

Battle of the Boyne Battle Site Walk -  Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre 2 pm Free

Walk & Talk with Eric Dempsey – A talk on Ireland’s native birds in Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre 2 pm Free

The Dale- People, Plants, Places – Walk led by Brendan Matthews. Departs from Cenotoph, Mary Street 2.30 pm Free 

Heritage Day at Mellifont Abbey – Taste medieval ale and mead of paint a medieval tile in Old Mellifont Abbey 2 pm – 5 pm Free

Guided Tour of Townley Hall – Tour of the Francis Johnston designed Townley Hall by Brendan Kiernan 3 pm €6

 

Compiled by Drogheda Tourist Office

The Drogheda Gig Guide can be viewed on the Drogheda Tourist Office Facebook page/ Drogheda on the Boyne Tourism Facebook Page/ Drogheda Notice Board Facebook page and www.drogheda.ie/whats-on/events/drogheda-gig-guide  

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